Friday, April 2, 2010

Tommorow: Festival en el Barrio Viejo!

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Details—and a free Calexico download—here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Martian North Pole

Posted By on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM

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A new batch of photos from the HiRISE camera have been posted online. These shots are from the HiWish suggestions made by members of the public.

HiRISE team member Shane Byrne tells us about this shot of the Martian north pole:

Sometimes icy layers can be ablated away during warm climates. Later the ice sheet can be buried by new ice layers and grow in size again; it's likely that many of these cycles have occurred over the ice sheet's history.

The Martian north polar layered deposits are an ice sheet much like the Greenland ice sheet on the Earth. Just as with the ice sheet in Greenland, this Martian ice sheet contains

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lyons Out at Downtown Partnership

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Glenn Lyons, executive director of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, is on his way out of town.

The release from DTA:

Glenn Lyons will be leaving his position as CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership in May to lead a similar public-private group in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lyons has accepted a position as President and CEO of the Downtown Community Alliance, an economic and community development organization. The group recruited Lyons based on the strength of his work on behalf of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, a non-profit group that

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Glassman on Arizona Illustrated: Senate Announcement Looms

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:03 PM

City Councilman Rodney Glassman rehearsed for his upcoming Senate campaign on Arizona Illustrated last night. You can watch his segment with Bill Buckmaster after the jump.

Look for him to announce his plans to seek McCain's seat next week.

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Artistic Range: Beyond the Lens

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 12:49 PM


Tom DeMoss is among the artists who are displaying their work during the exhibit of "Beyond the Lens" at the Tubac Center of the Arts. The exhibit is on display through April 25. There is an opening reception tomorrow, Thursday, April 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Calexico Headlines Festival in El Barrio Viejo

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM


Just Press Play: Calexico performs at the Backyard, Austin, Texas, on May 5, 2004

You know where you want to be this Saturday, April 3: Festival en el Barrio Viejo! Calexico is headlining the all-day music festival in the streets of downtown's Barrio Viejo to benefit KXCI. The show will include Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, Crawdaddy-O, Tom Walbank, Naim Amor, Salvador Duran, Fourkiller Flats, Silver Thread Trio and other special friends. Details here.

Whet your appetite for the show with our latest release from the Secret Files of Jim Blackwood, the KXCI morning DJ and KUAT-KUAZ engineer extraordinaire. As we mentioned a few weeks back, Blackwood has posted a select number of live performances by the likes of Calexico, Giant Sand, and Al Perry at, where you'll find all sorts of obscure and cool digital artifacts.

One of them is this 2005 show from The Backyard in Austin, where Calexico performed along Ozomatli and Los Lonely Boys. It's s tight set that includes "Jesus and Tequila," "El Picador," "Not Even Stevie Nicks," "Crystal Frontier" and an epic "Guero Canelo."

Calexico's Joey Burns:

I remember the early day in May 2005 as being very warm and sunny as we pulled up to the beautiful location of the Backyard Music Venue outside of Austin TX. The place was surrounded by trees and plenty of natural space, surprising for a rock venue. The Backyard was

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Jon Stewart on McCain/Palin AZ Visit: "What Is This? Weekend At Bernie's?"

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:23 AM

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Jon Stewart weighs in on the McCain-Palin reunion tour that visited Pima County last week.

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A Profile of David Tineo: 25 Years Ago In The Tucson Weekly

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:44 AM

  • Photo by Michael Malinski

"Woman with Crown of Flowers," ca. 2006-2008, acrylic on canvas, by David Tineo, is among the works in ¡Viva David Tineo!, at the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. From the collection of Donna Al-Ghurab, Tucson, Ariz.

Twenty-five years ago in the Tucson Weekly:

While Tineo sees himself as a teacher, he also sees himself as a life-long student.

"There is so much I don't know yet. Right now I am getting to a point where there's not much more I can show the kids here."

He is contemplating basic educational courses at Pima and plans to eventually get an advanced degree in art education at the University of Arizona so he can teach. Course work all depends on time and money available. "I wasn't born into a rich family," he says with a short laugh.

He also wants to "go back" and learn the art of mural painting from the master muralists of Mexico. The history and tradition of mural painters goes back to the Aztec and Mayan Indians and Tineo feels it is imperative to study the art in Mexico.

"I am at the point where I have to go back, go with some instructor over there … that really has kept up with the traditional methods of mural painting. I need to capture more of that technique and take it with me, apply that knowledge here with my creativity, to organize better mural projects in the United States. That's what we need now," he says.

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